Tue, Dec 06|
Merkin Hall - Kaufman Music Center
An Electrifying Musical Melting Pot for the National Day of Romania
A concert by Ana Everling and Taraf de Chicago
Time & Location
Dec 06, 2022, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Merkin Hall - Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023, USA
About The Event
To mark the historical breakthrough that, more than a century ago, brought all Romanian provinces together in one, unified state, join us on December 6 at Merkin Hall - Kaufman Music Center in New York City for an evening of exceptional music and gastro-cultural discoveries. The event features Taraf de Chicago, a multinational ensemble fronted by Romanian-American singer and visual artist Ana Everling, best known for their original arrangements that invest singalong Romanian folk melodies with American tonalities to create an electrifying musical melting pot. The concert is followed by a reception with Romanian-American fusion cuisine.
The event is organized by the Consulate General of Romania in New York, the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, and the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations.
Entrance is free, but booking is required. Please order your free tickets HERE.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Formed in Chicago in 2019, Taraf de Chicago sprang out of Ana Everling's love for Romanian folklore - carols, merry songs, wedding laments, doinas, dance music, children tunes, infused with tales, riddles, proverbs and old sayings predominantly from Ana's native region, Bessarabia. While the basic scores are Romanian melodies, the instrumentation brings a strong American influence, replacing the traditional cimbalom with the banjo, the accordion with the piano and electric guitar, and adding instruments like clarinet, saxophone or various percussion instruments.
Thanks to a grant offered by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the group will soon release “Taraf de Chicago - a Moldovan Fantasia”, an album that will also include music written by Romanian national composers and poets, rendered in original arrangements.
Taraf de Chicago are:
Ana Everling - vocals, percussion, guitar
Olya Prohorova - violin, vocals
Adrien Chevalier - violin
Patrick Donley - guitar, banjo, piano, vocals, percussion
Alex Brescanu - whistle, caval, vocals
Kitt Lyles - bass, vocals
Please follow Merkin Hall COVID 19 policies HERE. All guests are strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear a mask while in Merkin Hall.
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